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Anacletus, or Anencletus, was the third pope (after St Peter and St Linus). He may have been the same person as Cletus. Eusebius, Irenaeus, Augustine and Optatus all suggest that both names refer to the same individual. On the other hand, the Liberian Catalogue and the Liber Pontificalis both state that Anacletus and Cletus are different persons.
He is traditionally cited as having been a Roman citizen, and is said to have been pope for twelve years, from 77 to 88, when he allegedly died as a martyr. The Vatican's "Annuario Pontificio" (2003) gives his dates as 80 to 92. His remains are kept in Saint Linus Church in The Vatican. His memorial day is April 26.
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